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25 years ago

1990

New system reduces odors at Rothsay, says manager

TRURO - Rothsay rendering plant has reduced odourous emissions from the facility since installation of the continuous cooking system, says plant manager Jerry Ritcey.

"It would appear to us that the situation is greatly improved. There's quite a change around the plant," he said.

He said although the machine is called a continuous cooking system, it does not operate 24 hours a day. The new process allows for an even flow of material.

Prior to installation of the new process, the plant used a batch cooking system.

Lack of assistance hampers food bank

TRURO - Lack of help from various social assistance agencies has created longer waiting lines at the local food bank.

According to Colchester Food Bank Association spokesman Jerry Thiesen, about four per cent of Colchester County residents visited the organization last year, receiving nearly $50,000 in food.

Thiesen said food handouts cost the organization about $1.10 per pound. The food bank operates on donations and help supplied primarily by volunteers.

Deficit may force school board cuts

TRURO - A projected deficit of more than $175,000 by the end of 1990 may force the Colchester-East Hants District School Board to make further cutbacks, the board was told Thursday.

A shortfall in expected investment income could account for much of the figure, board members were told. Earlier estimates had placed the deficit at $100,000.

Finance committee chairman Carl Warner said the revised budget was certainly a cause for concern, but suggested that it might be reduced by the end of December.

The impact of the cutbacks in both teaching personnel and programs made earlier has not been felt fully on the figures, he added.

60 years ago

1955

Ten-day campaign by Community Chest begins

TRURO - A whirlwind 10-day campaign by the newly organized Truro District Community Chest will get underway Oct. 17, it was decided last night at a meeting of the Chest committee.

An objective of $17,000 has been set, and the money realized will be distributed among four charities - the Victorian Order of Nurses, Children's Aid Society, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Colchester Boy Scouts Association.

15 anonymous donors gave $1,000 each for training school

TATAMAGOUCHE - "Christian Workers" Training Centres of the United Church of Canada are already open and crowded for their residential courses at B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario.

These centres have captured the imagination of laymen in the church so much so that 15 men in the Atlantic provinces, who wish to remain anonymous, offered $1,000 apiece to purchase a property in Tatamagouche as a fourth centre.

Urology department set up to provide service to public

TRURO - Providing a necessary service to the people of Colchester County, rather than making an investment, was the motive behind their decision to install a urology department, a lengthy discussion at last night's hospital commission meeting revealed.

The matter of the urology department ... had been discussed by the board for nearly three years.

100 years ago

1915

For the motor ambulance

The Baptist Guild of Debert have just handed in to our local Red Cross the handsome donation of $85 towards the Motor Ambulance Fund.

One of the vice-presidents of the Truro Red Cross, W.J. Kent, has also contributed $10 to the same splendid purpose.

The thanks of the Truro Red Cross are most gratefully tendered to the above donors for such substantial and encouraging assistance.

The Truro Red Cross asks its friends everywhere to make a special and prompt endeavor to complete this fund as the experience thus far of this terrible war has taught us that we are quite helpless to forecast the time when comparative quiet on the Western front may give way to the bloodiest battles of history.

Red Cross activities

The Red Cross has now in France more than a 1,000 motor ambulances, which have carried more than 100,000 patients.

This method of transport has undoubtedly saved a great number of lives, besides preventing a multitude of amputations. The maintenance of such a large fleet of cars requires numerous workshops and an extensive personnel of mechanics and a clerical staff. The cost of the Red Cross Motor Ambulance Department is nearly $25,000 a week.

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